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Election ahead, Sarkozy rethinks Afghan role | The Guardian

PARIS (AP) — An unpopular leader entangled in an unpopular war that he once staunchly defended, President Nicolas Sarkozy is suddenly considering a pullout of French troops from Afghanistan as another kind of campaign approaches: For his own re-election.

The killing Friday of four French troops by one of their Afghan trainees upended Sarkozy’s counterterrorism strategy, leading him to immediately suspend France’s training program and joint military patrols and raise the prospect of an accelerated pullout from Afghanistan.

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